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The Passions of Santos is a telenovela that Xiomara, Alba and Jane watch. Its main character, President Santos is portrayed by Rogelio De La Vega.

About

The Passions of Santos is a popular telenovela that tells the story of the President of North Ecuaduras. It follows the passionate love between Santos and his love Blanca who are put in outrageous situations but still managed to find love. At the beginning of Jane the Virgin, they are both lost on the sea.

Production

The Passions of Santos is a telenovela filmed in or near Miami, Florida.

All of the sets, scenery, and backgrounds are housed at Telemasivo Studios, a large studio lot complete with green screens. The show is never seen "on location". Despite being a television set, things do go awry, such as a leopard escaping or Rogelio making the crew do other jobs for him like setting up for his first visit with Jane.

Cast and crew

Starring

Rogelio De La Vega as Santos
Unknown (Greice Santo in real life) as Blanca (originally Marisol)
Unknown as Paolo
Unknown as Juliana
Unknown as Caramelo
Unknown as Raul
Unknown as Esmeralda
Unknown as Salvatore
Unknown as Plunges
Unknown as Aurora
Cast

Head writer Dina Milagro

Crew

Roxanna, Costume Designer
Nicholas, Rogelio's Assistant Saboteur
Michelle, Key Hair and Makeup Artist
Dina Milagro, Head Writer
Steven, Writer
Ricky, Writer
Jane, Writer (for one scene and later script)

Plot

Previously on the show Santos found out that the deepest, truest love of his life was really his illegitimate half-sister. We do not know yet if Blanca, the female lead on the show, is this half-sister or a new love. In Chapter Two, Blanca is not wearing an engagement ring, even though sixteen months before the show, Santos is seen proposing to someone.

Since the Pilot, the plot of PoS is as follows:

  • Santos proposes to a woman (Pilot)
  • Santos and Blanca look over a beautiful ocean (Pilot)
  • Santos apparently falls into the ocean, apparently drowned (Chapter Two)
  • Santos is on a boat (Chapter Two)
  • Santos and Blanca are lost at sea with a leopard (Chapter Two)
  • Santos and Blanca are still lost at sea, now with a fish. Unfortunately, Santos has lost his Presidential uniform and medals.
  • Marisol has a fantasy sequence about Santos- where he wears jeans and a t-shirt (Chapter Four)
  • The two of them discuss the sacrifice of the leopard, Marisol is now wearing a leopard print jacket and purse while Santos has a leopard print scarf.
  • Santos, wearing a hat is still lost at sea (Chapter Five)
  • Santos starts fishing off the side of the boat (Chapter Six)
  • Santos and Blanca find their way to an island.
  • Pirates kidnap Santos and Blanca
  • Santos escapes his handcuffs with a "pointy object and a match and a nail file"
  • Santos used to be a priest in a flashback (Chapter Eleven)
  • Santos disguises himself as a pirate to sneak off the island....from the pirates
  • Santos is reunited with his long lost son Plunges, only to be stabbed by him, before dying. (Chapter Twelve)
  • Santos returned to the show in Chapter Twenty.

Trivia

  • The shows airs weekdays at 4:30pm
  • Rogelio was nominated for Best Actor in the Paloma Awards for his performance. Although he did not win this year, he did win last year.
  • When Rogelio was fired from the show it's ratings started to drop drastically and in order to save it from being cancelled they asked Rogelio to return to which he accepts.
  • It is the longest-running telenovela in Telemasivo history and aired 175 episodes.[1]

Photos

Season 2

Season 1

Notes and references

  1. Chapter Twenty-Eight – poster in the background

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